Come Home: An Emotional Thriller about Motherhood and the Meaning of Family
Come Home, the latest novel by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, follows a Mom heroine that mothers can relate to and poses tricky fundamental questions about the nature of family and how much love can be tested.
This murder mystery features Jill Farrow, a divorced, successful pediatrician and suburb-dwelling Mom. When her ex-stepdaughter reappears in her life, pleading for aid in solving her father’s murder, Farrow must consider the implications for her current family and stretch how far the ties of love can go. Scottoline calls the book an emotional thriller. Living up to this description, Come Home packs in an intense, fast-paced plotline full of turmoil and infuses poignant and touching moments into the story.
I also felt that I could relate to the female heroine; I wanted her to pull through and I found parallels to my own life in both her work and motherhood experiences. The suspense and drama kept me engaged and made me consider the dynamics of complicated modern family relationships. The meaning of motherhood and familial love come into question slowly with finesse while the mystery plows on with striking force.
The book comes in paperback, as an audio book, or an e-book. I recommend the audio version for those like me with busy schedules and ample car commuting time. Scottoline’s books, including Come Home, can be found at scottoline.com.
Mom Central received the Come Home audio book in order to facilitate this review.